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Forum: Commuting
05-20-03, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By Bandit

you asked: "How long, how long must this go on?" ...

you asked: "How long, how long must this go on?"

the answer: as long as you let it.

personally, i LOVE the fact that i'm doing something different that not everyone approves of because it might...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-03, 10:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,751
Posted By Bandit

i believe in safety. safety is paramount. i wear...

i believe in safety. safety is paramount. i wear denim coveralls with kevlar knee pads. a leather motorcycle jacket with integrated spine and elbow pads help protect my bones. for footware i favor...
04-07-03, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Bandit

thanks, all.

thanks, all.
04-02-03, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Bandit

Seeking frame painters in the Bay Area

first an apology to those who do not live in the san fran bay area.

to residents, i'd be grateful for a referral to people in the bay area who do good bicycle frame painting. i've got a lovely...
04-01-03, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,595
Posted By Bandit

point taken. all i know is this: i was...

point taken.

all i know is this: i was exclusively into aerobics (cycling, running, swimming, etc.) for many, many years (i'm 45). never saw the need for weights. it's only been in the last five...
04-01-03, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,595
Posted By Bandit

geehan ... too bad mr. america didn't also...

geehan ... too bad mr. america didn't also bicycle! that'll teach 'im, the big oaf.
03-31-03, 01:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,595
Posted By Bandit

to adequately understand "load-bearing activity"...

to adequately understand "load-bearing activity" you need to consider the ultimate: heavy weightlifting. nothing staves off the ravages of age-related bone loss better than heavy weightlifting. that...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-03, 04:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,298
Posted By Bandit

this thread makes me want to go out tonight and...

this thread makes me want to go out tonight and eat a thick, juicy steak, cholesterol be da@#d. heh heh.

keep in mind that, if you buy a synthetic saddle, you are contributing to land waste....
03-19-03, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,826
Posted By Bandit

thanks for the clarity, RTWD. let me respond by...

thanks for the clarity, RTWD. let me respond by clarifying my position in kind. unlike you, i will avoid being condescending, because i think it's a tad arrogant.

it matters not a whit whether a...
03-18-03, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,826
Posted By Bandit

first a disclaimer: this is my opinion and it is...

first a disclaimer: this is my opinion and it is likely it will deviate from yours.

1) i would rather put up with 10 pounds of extra weight than put a bunch of chemicals in my body.
2) just...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-03, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Bandit

i have found over the years that i can usually...

i have found over the years that i can usually anticipate when someone will turn even though they don't use a signal. i personally think this is an invaluable skill, and it has saved my hide, both on...
03-17-03, 04:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,381
Posted By Bandit

sad to say but it's natural selection at work....

sad to say but it's natural selection at work. the environment changes, and those unable or unwilling to change with it will suffer the consequences.

i would suggest to your LBS that he create a...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-03, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,359
Posted By Bandit

i used to be an avid runner but it occurred to me...

i used to be an avid runner but it occurred to me at one point that the line between physical pain and physical exertion while running is an extremely narrow one. i suffered through shin splints and...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-03, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By Bandit

shower in a can: deodorant. i dab the sweat away...

shower in a can: deodorant. i dab the sweat away with a towel and then apply old spice deodorant. fresh clothes from my panniers top things off (so to speak). no one has fainted yet and no one's eyes...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-03, 01:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,254
Posted By Bandit

for 400 bucks i would expect nothing less than a...

for 400 bucks i would expect nothing less than a marathon runner sprinting 20 meters ahead of me with an olympic torch.

i'm sure this light is the greatest thing since sliced tofu but i shall...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-03, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By Bandit

for years i only used downtube shifters. this...

for years i only used downtube shifters. this year i finally graduated to STI, and i'll never go back. love it.

i've never used bar-end shifters but i can't imagine them being as slick as STIs,...
02-13-03, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Bandit

they did a bad job of truing it. i'd find someone...

they did a bad job of truing it. i'd find someone else. a good truing job should result in a true rim.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-03, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Bandit

wait 'til you wear it for a few years and develop...

wait 'til you wear it for a few years and develop a kink that only 20 years of chiropractic therapy will remove ....

i'll stick with my panniers, thanks very much.
Forum: Commuting
02-04-03, 03:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,173
Posted By Bandit

excellent. most excellent. it is the end of my...

excellent. most excellent. it is the end of my first six months of bicycle commuting and i have developed a composite plan involving riding/rail travel that leaves me with just the right amount of...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-03, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,954
Posted By Bandit

hants ... thanks for your post. but i learned...

hants ... thanks for your post. but i learned long ago that a government decree should never be confused for a sound piece of judgement. we yanks are funny that way.
Forum: Commuting
01-31-03, 12:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,954
Posted By Bandit

i agree with ron. i will continue to blink...

i agree with ron. i will continue to blink incessently. think of it as a nervous twitch brought on by too many close calls with cagers.
01-27-03, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By Bandit

sounds like you might be pinching the tube with...

sounds like you might be pinching the tube with the tire tool. if you don't have a bit of air in the tube so that it holds its shape, it has a tendency to get lodged between the tire and rim. when...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-03, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By Bandit

if i were you i'd take that $450 and buy a...

if i were you i'd take that $450 and buy a yuppie's garage ornament. lots of people buy bikes, hang 'em in their garages, and never ride 'em. check your local newspaper in the classified section and...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-03, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By Bandit

i ride small too. i don't get the bit about...

i ride small too. i don't get the bit about putting your bike out into the car lane unless you have too. i've come across cyclist who are doing it and it smacks of arrogance, and it pisses me off,...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-03, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By Bandit

update: since my initial post i have encountered...

update: since my initial post i have encountered this bus driver numerous times during my morning comute. he always is cheery and never fails to beep his horn and wave.

i figure writing a letter...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-03, 10:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,705
Posted By Bandit

regarding spoke longevity with panniers ......

regarding spoke longevity with panniers ... surely this is not much more of an issue with panniers than it is with a backpack? i don't think loaded panniers weigh much more than a loaded backpack....
Forum: Commuting
01-21-03, 10:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,705
Posted By Bandit

interesting comments on "squirrelyness" and spoke...

interesting comments on "squirrelyness" and spoke longevity.

i have found my bike is actually MORE stable with panniers. sort of like a tight-rope walker using a long pole to better balance.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-03, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,837
Posted By Bandit

"lane claiming?" interesting concept. i...

"lane claiming?"

interesting concept. i think i want to know more about this practice. here in california it's all about "lane sharing."

to the uninitiated, "lane claiming" sounds like a...
Forum: Touring
01-15-03, 05:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,426
Posted By Bandit

in america it is legal to carry a concealed...

in america it is legal to carry a concealed weapon, despite my lobbying of friends and colleagues and a firm commitment to support any politician with the spine to stand up against the enormous...
01-15-03, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By Bandit

here's my highly sophisticated formula: is...

here's my highly sophisticated formula:

is it hard to pedal? choose and easier gear.

are you spinning too fast? choose a harder gear.

repeat.
Forum: Commuting
01-15-03, 11:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,837
Posted By Bandit

if i thought it would do a damned bit of good i...

if i thought it would do a damned bit of good i would be tempted to wear a sign.
01-14-03, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,846
Posted By Bandit

if it were me i'd be tempted to just hook up the...

if it were me i'd be tempted to just hook up the front brake. it's where 80 percent of your stopping power comes from.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-03, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By Bandit

1) a sturdy ship 2) stars that reveal True...

1) a sturdy ship
2) stars that reveal True North
3) a clear dawn

i mean this figuratively, of course. the true meaning of "sturdy ship," "stars," "true north," and a "clear dawn" are open to...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-03, 03:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,565
Posted By Bandit

nothing frightens me. i am fearless. wary, yes,...

nothing frightens me. i am fearless. wary, yes, but not fearful. if it were otherwise i wouldn't commute.
01-07-03, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Bandit

thanks for the advice, all. it's a coiled wire so...

thanks for the advice, all. it's a coiled wire so wrapping it around a frame tube or tying it in knots looks pretty tacky. i guess the water bottle idea might work.
01-07-03, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Bandit

Shortening headlight wire

i hesitate to post on this topic because it will reveal me for the dunce i am when it comes to all things electronic <sigh>. but here goes:

my new halogen headlight came equipped with a wire...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-02, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By Bandit

that's bus "driver" (singular) not bus "drivers"...

that's bus "driver" (singular) not bus "drivers" (plural). it's a fairly important distinction.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-02, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,435
Posted By Bandit

it's my understanding that aluminum bikes of that...

it's my understanding that aluminum bikes of that era rode rather harshly (compared with steel-framed bikes). in subsequent years aluminum bike builders have learned how to engineer a more forgiving...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-02, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By Bandit

Amazing experience with a bus driver

we spend so many electrons on this board slamming cagers (i.e. car drivers) that i felt obliged to relay my experience on my commute this morning before new years. it is dark in the morning when i...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-02, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Bandit

if your dog doesn't want to stay put perhaps you...

if your dog doesn't want to stay put perhaps you should examine the possibility that it's not happy in there. i assume you're taking the dog for a ride for its pleasure, rather than your own ...
12-16-02, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,910
Posted By Bandit

pump.

pump.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-02, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Bandit

nice thoughts regarding the police, but in...

nice thoughts regarding the police, but in california anyway, they are a joke. some cases in point:

1) my wife was once actually RAMMED in her car by an impatient driver, whereupon she pulled off...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-02, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Bandit

i had a very interesting experience the other...

i had a very interesting experience the other night. i was riding home on my daily commute on a well-traveled but wide boulevard. as i was about to pass a no-stop intersection, a car started to...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-02, 01:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,705
Posted By Bandit

i will never go back to backpacks. the comment...

i will never go back to backpacks. the comment above about the "longer the ride, the worse a backpack becomes" is right on the mark. panniers are super convenient and MUCH more comfortable. and to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-02, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By Bandit

great advice given above. patronize the bike shop...

great advice given above. patronize the bike shop you feel offers the best service and/or treats you best. if both bikes are on sale in the same shop ... flip a coin.
Forum: Commuting
12-10-02, 12:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,274
Posted By Bandit

but don't you also cause pain with the will? you...

but don't you also cause pain with the will? you voluntarily eat vegetables, do you not? in doing so you inflict damage to the little critters that compete with you for those vegetables. do you ENJOY...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-02, 11:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,274
Posted By Bandit

news flash, anders. you kill millions of microbes...

news flash, anders. you kill millions of microbes with every step you take. do you hear them scream? don't you feel guilty?

and don't forget about all the little bugs killed in order that your...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-02, 10:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,274
Posted By Bandit

isn't green peace the same group that spiked...

isn't green peace the same group that spiked trees in the northwest so that lumberjacks would be killed or seriously injured when their chain saws struck the metal embedded in the tree? the same...
12-09-02, 04:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,021
Posted By Bandit

much obliged for the tips, don.

much obliged for the tips, don.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-02, 03:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,274
Posted By Bandit

"Man those people risk their lives for you." ...

"Man those people risk their lives for you."

dear max ... maybe they risk their lives for YOU, but not for me. please don't make the assumption that all those who ride bicycles are eco nazis. 'tis...
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